These free resources are designed to support the wellbeing of students and staff as they return to school. Using the positive messages found in the history of the Paralympic Movement, these fun resources will ignite curiosity and creativity through a collaborative approach to learning in and outside of the classroom.

Contents

Paralympic medals

Download all the pdf files by selecting the image.

  1. Read our introduction
  2. Introduce your students to “Where it all began”.
  3. Play a vlog from our you tube account (see links to vlogs below) which will introduce the theme of the medal.
  4. Ask students to access the virtual tour and find the different medals in the collection. 
  5. Take a look at the widget resources and Paralympic medal design information sheets (created by volunteer, Teri Stevens)
  6. Choose an activity appropriate to your students to develop their knowledge.
  7. Share your feedback or activity output with us at [email protected]

Vlogs to choose from: 

Introduction and where it all began

 

Widgit resource

Paralympic medal designs information sheets

Dot to Dot sheet

Key stage 2, 3 and 4 activity sheets

 


Sports wheelchairs

Using this learning resource

  1. Read our introduction
  2. Introduce your students to “Where it all began”.
  3. Play this vlog from our youtube account which will introduce the theme of the wheelchair.
  4. Ask students to access the virtual tour and find the wheelchairs in the exhibition. Students can listen to or read information about the 3 wheelchairs we have on display. Please note the Widgit resource relates to the Heritage Centre display.
  5. Choose one of the activity sheets appropriate to your students to develop their knowledge. Download the pdf by selecting the image.
  6. Share your feedback or activity output with us at [email protected]

Introduction and where it all began

 

Widgit resource

Colouring in sheet

Key stage 2, 3 and 4 activity sheets


Wheelchair tennis activities

We were delighted to welcome Lucy Shuker at our Meet the Paralympian event in March and have created some activities about Lucy and her Paralympic sport, wheelchair tennis.

Wheelchair tennis quiz

Have a go at finding the answers in our interactive quiz featuring wheelchair tennis star, Lucy Shuker here. Designed by our volunteer, Teri Stevens.

Ask the athlete with Lucy Shuker

What questions would you like to ask our wheelchair tennis Paralympian, Lucy Shuker? Click on a question and find out what Lucy said in our Q&A session, designed by our volunteer, Teri Stevens.  Learn about meeting the Queen, overcoming challenging experiences and what tricks she can perform in her wheelchair!

Wheelchair tennis rules quiz sheet

Learn the rules of wheelchair tennis and find out what you know by clicking on the quiz here


'Incredible Me' learning chest

Take a look at the activities we have in our 'Incredible Me' learning chest. These resources have been developed for schools to engage their students in developing an understanding about disability whilst learning about the Heritage of the Paralympics. Click here to view or download.

Incredible Me learning chest activities for school


Paralympic sports activities

These activities are a great resource for schools, designed for children to engage in some fun activities while learning about the history of the Paralympic Games. You can view and download the full resources and crafts activities here.

Activity resources for Paralympic Heritage Sports Day from home